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George H. MARTINSEN Obituary
Of Golden Valley Born January 2, 1930 to Marie E. Martinsen and Alfred G. Martinsen in Minneapolis, MN. Went to dance with the angels February 19th, 2013, at home, surrounded by family, in peace. Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Jane; his 5 children, Bruce (Julie) Martinsen, Bayfield, WI; Karen (Stephen) Hawkinson, Maple Grove, MN; Diane Martinsen Bach, Crystal, MN; John Martinsen, Maui, Hawaii; Susan (Douglas) Mork, New Hope, MN; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Brothers-in-law, Richard Monn and Roger (Mary) Monn, many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by parents, brother Alfred Martinsen Jr., and sister Marilyn Carson. A 1948 graduate of Central High, George went on to get his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Minnesota and master of arts degree from the University of St. Thomas. He spent the majority of his working career in the insurance industry as the owner of Martinsen Agency Insurance. He not only took pride in his work and agency, but truly relished the friends he made during his time in business. George thoroughly enjoyed everything life had to offer and it was rare to find him without a smile on his face or a joke to share. He was a self-proclaimed "grammarian about whom your mother warned you," and always found and nurtured the perfection in everyone. He spent his leisure time traveling the country in his travel trailer, driving around in his red '71 Olds convertible and loved spending summers at the cabin in Northern Minnesota. Memorials preferred: Shriners Hospital for Children, 2025 E. River Parkway, Mpls, MN 55414, (612) 596-6100. Memorial Service to be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 with Visitation at 10am, followed by service at 11am. Luncheon to follow at: www.Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th Street & Hwy 100

Published in Pioneer Press from Feb. 21 to Feb. 24, 2013
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